This was the second in the Katrina series, which I painted a day or so after I finished This is Katrina. It is the visual representation of the passion, the anger and the loss that New Orleanians felt during the days shortly after the storm, when it seemed as if we had been abandoned by our government and left to fend for ourselves in a world gone mad. There were actual fires, too, of course, with no one there to put them out. People watched their homes and their way of life burn to ashes. It is called City in Flames and like anything engulfed in flames, something new must emerge.